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San Diego Disability Law Group, APC

Free Disabilities Claim Evaluation

Do you have have a physical or mental impairment? Submit your case and one of our disability attorneys will contact you within 24 hours. Free Social Security advocates California specializing in disability law.

Social Security Disability Appeals

Our experienced San Diego disability lawyers can help you navigate the complicated appeals process. Were you denied by the social security administration office San Diego? Our Social Security services in San Diego are here to help.

SSI Disability Hearing Preparation

We will help you prepare your case for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge by gathering medical evidence, drafting hearing briefs, meeting with you prior to the hearing to review commonly asked questions, and attending the hearing with you to advocate on your behalf at the Social Security Administration Office.

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Social Security Disability

How We Advocate For You

Disability Lawyers Aline Gaba & George Heppner

The Social Security Administration Office in San Diego is governed by complicated rules and regulations.  To understand these rules and regulations, you need to speak the language of the SSA.  In California and across the country, the SSA denies more than half (about 65%) of all initial applications for disability benefits.

Requests for Reconsideration, the first level of appeal, are denied at an even higher rate (about 85%).  We understand how important it is to present a claim correctly from the outset, and your chances of obtaining benefits improve with the help of an experienced disability attorney.

You do not have to go it alone. George Heppner and Aline Gaba, the experienced Social Security disability lawyers at the San Diego Disability Law Group, can help.

Reviews from our Social Security Disability Clients

I filed for Social Security disability due to fibromyalgia. I was denied a few months later and given an opportunity to appeal. I knew I needed an experienced SSDI attorney to help me with my case. I met Aline Gaba for a consultation and she was very familiar with my condition. She was very professional and exhibited empathy towards me and my day to day struggle with this condition. She thoroughly explained the process of appealing the decision I received and requesting a hearing if the appeal is denied. My case ended up going to a hearing and due to the efficient preparation prior to the hearing, it went well and the judge ruled in my favor. I am very thankful for Aline’s help and would recommend her to anyone needing a disability attorney.

I have had the wonderful pleasure of working with Aline for a couple of years on a disability case. She was always prepared for our meetings, discussed what type of information she needed from us, and we discussed our expectations both positive and negative.

Additionally, the Judge responsible For making the decision on my case complimented Aline on her work and performance. I was and still am very impressed.

Ms. Gaba was very strong in her responses to the judge and was very prepared in her defense of me. With my 2500 pages of medical records I was very impressed how well she new me. We won!

From the first meeting you have with Aline will note her sincerity & compassion and attention to detail. She was very thorough with all aspects of the case and communicated this with excellence. Very great follow up in all her communication! I even received an email back from her on the weekend which I did not expect till Monday or Tuesday. This was really surprising!! She and her staff will take good care of you and get your case settled, if you choose her to represent you. My hats off to her for getting this matter resolved for myself and my family.

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Request for Reconsideration

Request for Reconsideration

If you initial application is denied, we can assist along the way.  From the initial appeal level, known as the Request for Reconsideration, to the Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and up to the Appeals Council levels.

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Request for Hearing

The experienced San Diego Disability Law Group Attorneys will help you prepare your case for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge by gathering medical evidence, obtaining forms from treating physicians regarding your impairments and inability to function in an employment setting, drafting hearing briefs, meeting with you prior to the hearing to review commonly asked questions, and attending the hearing with you to advocate on your behalf at the San Diego Social Security Administration Office.

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Appeals Council

If you receive an Unfavorable Decision by the Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration Office San Diego, do not lose hope.  The experienced Social Security attorneys at the San Diego Disability Law Group can appeal your case to the Appeals Council in Falls Church, VA for review in certain situations.

San Diego Social Security Disability News

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Social Security Disability Claims

Because the Social Security Disability application and appeals process can be difficult, especially when a claimant may be suffering from multiple medical impairments, it is crucial to hire an attorney that specializes in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) claims.
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Meet Aline Gaba of San Diego Disability Law Group, APC

Aline Gaba is a Founding Partner in a law firm that represents Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants.
Applying for Disability Benefits

Why Applying for Disability Isn’t Always Easy

San Diego Social Security disability lawyers regularly help applicants apply to receive benefits if they are unable to perform any easy work they have done in the past. This may seem like a simple process, but San Diego Social Security disability attorneys frequently need to guide clients through the often complicated yet necessary procedures.
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Breast Cancer and Compassionate Allowances

The Social Security Disability Attorneys at the San Diego Disability Law Group recently represented a 47 year old woman with Breast Cancer. When she first contacted our office her claim for disability benefits had already been denied by the  Social Security Administration and the time limit to file a Request For Reconsideration had already passed.


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